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Centerstone offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends. We have articles – most written by our experts in their fields – to help our readers stay informed on new and ongoing mental health issues.

Read about things like:

  • how to fight addiction
  • easy ways to relieve stress
  • recognizing anxiety and depression and how to overcome them
  • what to do if a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts

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Maintaining recovery in the New Year

The beginning of each year always comes with conversations about new things people will start doing. People will adopt new hobbies, try new foods, travel to new places, and a whole host of other things. But what does recovery look like in the New Year? The New Year is just as good a time as ...

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year always marks a time for establishing new goals and habits. There is an instinctual pull from within to try to start fresh and better ourselves, and these resolutions help us do just that. This year, as the COVID-19 crisis persists and people subsequently continue to face physical and mental ...

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Tips to Reduce Stress in 2021

Advertisements are filling the mail, decorations are mounting in the stores and the time for planning the events of the season is here. But thoughts of all these activities can bring more stress than pleasure if we lose perspective and allow anxiety to take over. If the holidays are becoming more stressful than joyful, you ...

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How to Let Go of the Past to Free Your Future

Before any great team plans their strategy for an upcoming big game, they review the events of past games. They decide what to continue, what to stop, and what new plays can be implemented. They also assess their weaknesses so they can learn from them and move ahead. Like sports teams, you can assess your ...

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Navigating the family dynamic for the holidays

Every person grows up fitting themselves into some type of familial role. This could be the overachiever, the one who got away with everything, the helping hand and the one who grew up too fast to take care of the rest. The same goes for parents and their parenting styles: helicopter parents, hands-off parents, etc. ...

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Making the holidays meaningful through tradition

People, especially parents, often put in tireless effort to make the holiday season special. We spend an enormous amount of energy making certain our families, particularly our children, experience a holiday season that is full of tradition and warm memories. “Many of us have warm feelings about the holiday season and are driven to create ...

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10 Tips to Combat Substance Use during the Holidays

A challenge that often appears this time of the year is increased substance use during the holiday season. The holidays can be exhausting and stressful which can trigger mental health challenges. Those who are recovering or struggling with an active addiction can have a very hard time during the holidays, especially amidst a global pandemic, ...

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25 Self-Care Tips for December

The month of December often brings hustle and bustle as we celebrate various holidays and prepare to start a new year. This time of the year can sometimes lead us to some complex feelings – excitement, stress, joy, worry, fear, hope, etc. You might begin to notice yourself experiencing a combination of these emotions and ...

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Managing alone time and loneliness during the holidays

For many, the holidays are filled with friends, family and constant celebration. People put socialization on overdrive and seem to take no breaks. However, for others, the holidays can feel lonelier than any other time of year. Not everyone has close friends and family to spend their time with during these cold few months. Some ...

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Gratitude: The Key to Recovery

By Mandy Hazel Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager November is a time many people set aside to express gratitude for all the things for which they are grateful. Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and return kindness.” People in recovery go through a journey of a spiritual awakening ...

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